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  • 2018 BMW M5 refueling during longest continuous vehicle drift attempt

    Our gas is listed in a range of octane offerings, but American automakers are looking to simply that. By doing so, they say, they'll clean up the air, boost fuel economy, and save us money at the pump. According to a report in Automotive News, GM, Ford, and FCA are working with the U.S. Council for Automotive Research on a plan to change from three octane choices to just one: 91 octane. Dan Nicholson, GM’s vice president of global propulsion systems, sung the praises of the plan in testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s environment subcommittee last week. The...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series
    Faced With Declining European Sales, BMW Shifts Inventory To The U.S.

    The European economic crisis is having a serious impact on car sales there, and 2012 is likely to end with the biggest single-year sales decline in 19 years. Faced with shrinking sales in Europe and a slowing economy in Asia, BMW is turning to its U.S. dealers for help. USA Today is reporting that...

  • Fiat Source iPad App
    2012 FIAT 500 Apple iPad App Is A Source Of All Knowledge

    The 2012 FIAT 500 is one of the most distinctive cars on the road. The car has been on sale in Europe for a few years now and they're already everywhere, and early impressions are good in America too. If you've seen a few on the road and want to know more, what better way than "FIAT Source"? It's a...

  • Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono
    Solar Windows For Buildings: Will Cars Get The Tech Next?

    A Californian start-up has just received an award of $100,000 as part of the "GE ecomagination Challenge" for an energy-saving idea that could change the way that buildings are constructed. Pythagoras Solar from San Mateo has created windows laced with solar cells and the potential benefits for...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
    Mercedes-Benz Snatches Top Luxury Sales Spot From Lexus

    As overall car sales--and most of the rest of the economy--remain cool, the luxury market continues to heat up, with several manufacturers posting record sales in recent months. Mercedes-Benz in particular is on a roll, thanks in part to the misfortunes of Lexus and parent company Toyota. As of...

  • Dieter Zetsche
    Luxury Car Sales Growing, But Daimler Cautious

    The latest indicators are showing growth, but Daimler isn't sounding the recovery yet.

  • 2009 BMW 3-Series

    The trend toward smaller luxury cars is pickup up pace.

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